Kate S. Buckingham Special Education Center serves thirty-nine students with severe emotional disorders. If the school closes, its students will face a fourteen mile move to their new school, a trek many argue isn’t safe for them to make.
by John Gamino •
The students here are different. Their average age is thirty-nine. Most of them are women. All live at least 150% below the poverty line.
by Hannah Nyhart •
On March 21, CPS announced the closure of more than ten percent of the city’s elementary and middle schools. The decision concluded five months of conversation between communities and the district. Officials hail the effort as genuine engagement. Others call it a sham.
by Hannah Nyhart •
Shango Johnson, of Englewood, and De’Andre Short, of Woodlawn, are Directors of Mentoring for Riah, a small organization initially founded by Mario Bates to support South Siders struggling with recovery issues.
by Jamison Pfeifer •
It was in a church basement on Drexel and 50th, in a small after-school program, where Melina Kolb first apprehended the generosity of Sue Duncan.
by Patrick Leow •
They all looked alike: understated white, blue or pink shirts and dresses, perhaps a jacket draped on the back of the chair, sporting loosened ties and conservative handbags. Most of the attendees were teachers. On last Wednesday night, however, similarities stopped at the sartorial at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
by Katryce Lassle •
For parents, the strike meant time off of work or shelling out for extra childcare—sometimes even improvised home schooling. For students, it meant valuable class time lost, or for the less studious, surprise no school days. For teachers, it meant…
by Andrew Yang •
The little auditorium at the University of Chicago Charter School’s Woodlawn School is packed, full of rowdy secondary school students still wide-eyed at this time of night. The walls are a bright blue, with a faux-rococo aesthetic marking the architecture. Behind me sits a chatty group of freshman girls. They are at this show—a school performing arts exhibition—for physics extra credit.